Today’s Learners Tomorrow’s Leaders

YWCA Hanover offers child care that fits today’s working families. All YWCA Child Care Programs are licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS). We accept funding through the subsidized Child Care Program managed by Community Connections for Children of York, Adams Counties, and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS). Our center also participates in the Department of Education’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.

We provide children with a caring, nurturing, safe, clean, and developmentally appropriate environment to grow and learn. Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks are provided. Each classroom follows teacher-created lesson plans based on the PA Early Learning Standards, and Teaching Strategies Gold Assessments.

Contact Information

Katie Nelson
Director of Childcare

Keystone Stars

Rated 4 out of 4 STARS by the Pennsylvania STARS Program. Inspected annually and licensed by the Department of Human Services.

Meals & Snacks Included

  • Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack provided daily for Early Learning Center
  • Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack provided for School Age Learning Academy programs.

Learning Environment

Daily Lesson Plans incorporate PA Early Learning Standards. Ongoing assessments record your child’s growth and progress in key developmental areas- social &  emotional, cognitive, and physical. Program observations are measured by the recommended PA STARS system for each age level. Each child is provided a  Primary Care Giver to ensure quality home- school communication.

Professional Staff

Staff members participate in annual training in health & safety, curriculum & observation, Pennsylvania Early Learning standards, and inclusion. Staff are members of the PA Child Care Association.

Health & Safety

Daily checks are conducted on the classroom environment. Staff are certified in  Pediatric first aid, AED, and CPR. Staff complete Mandatory Reporter Training and a minimum of 12 hours of training per year. Our Early Learning Center children participate in daily walks and gym time.

Early Learning Center

School Age

School Age

Summer Camp

Wish List